The proposed amendments to the Land Acquisition Act will boost economic development and job creation in the state, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said on Tuesday. The minister was speaking at a teleconference with representatives of the Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA).
Noting that industries play a significant role in economic development and job creation, he said the amended Sections 79 (a), 79 (b) and 80 of the Land Acquisition Act would remove unnecessary barriers to agricultural land purchase.
KASSIA president R Raju said the proposed reforms would boost the state’s agricultural exports and create more rural jobs.
Participants in the remote interaction with the minister included KASSIA vice-president KB Arasappa, honorary general secretary Rajagopal, joint secretary Vishwanath Reddy and treasurer SM Hussain.